Saturday Sep 13
Fall's classical music highlights: Western Suburb concerts
Well, think again. Jay Friedman, music director of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, is planning a surprise for the orchestra's first concert of the season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
River Forest crowds line up for LemonAid
For Christina Strand, it comes as no surprise when, once a year, her street floods with neighbors eager for a glass of lemonade. "We're just like a huge family," said Strand, 15. "It's the best block - no offense to the other blocks."
Vegan restaurant to open in former River Forest Town Center Qdoba
A Native Foods CafA© location in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The fast-casual vegan restaurant chain is planning to open up shop on Lake Street in River Forest Town Center.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Fire guts home, damages apartment building in Oak Park
Firefighters were working to extinguish a three-alarm blaze Wednesday morning that started in a house being renovated in near-west suburban Oak Park.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Cicero police arrest bank robbery suspect
A news release issued Monday said officers arrested Rodrigo Medellin Sunday afternoon following a short car and foot chase.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Paul Sassone: Let the teenagers sleep
Teens need nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Construction starts on Pete's Fresh Market in Oak Park; 'early spring' opening expected
Renovations at the much-anticipated Pete's Fresh Market in Oak Park have officially begun, and a representative for the grocery store said the company expects to open in early spring next year.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
LemonAid fundraiser dishing out cash to more charities this year
The annual LemonAid fundraiser, a River Forest staple stirring up money for local charities, is looking to sweeten the event this year.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Matzo Balls, Chopped Liver and the Midwest: Jewish Foodways of the Heartland
Highland Park Historical Society hosts on Wednesday September 10th at 7 PM 'Matzo Balls, Chopped Liver and the Midwest: Jewish Foodways of the Heartland,' presented by Ellen Steinberg, PhD.
No Boundaries Bandit bank robber wanted by FBI strikes River Forest
A photo of a man being sought by the FBI for robbing a Chase Bank in Northlake on Aug. 15. Known as the "No Boundaries Bandit," the man described as a 200-pound Hispanic has robbed five Chicago banks, and now, seven in the suburbs-most recently in west suburban River Forest, according to the FBI.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Elite Street: Reputed mob boss selling River Forest mansion
Reputed mob boss Joseph Andriacchi, who for more than two decades has been identified by the Chicago Crime Commission and law enforcement as a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit, has listed his four-bedroom, 6,350-square-foot mansion in River Forest for $2.15 million.
Top 10 classes to take around Oak Park in September
Learn something new this month with our picks of the top 10 classes to take around Oak Park in September.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Oak Park police blotter: Woman charged with making purchases on closed card
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Oak Park and River Forest police departments.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Green Community Connections presents 'native garden tour' ...
Green Community Connections and West Cook Wild Ones will present the first-ever "Birds, Bees & Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour" on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4:30pm.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
River Forest signs off on liquor license for CVS - with a catch
The River Forest Village Board unanimously signed off on a liquor license Monday for the CVS at North and Thatcher avenues, but they could still be overruled by history.